The main screeen of the app shows you your current speed, your average speed and your target speed (including a speed window). From here you can start the app, stop the app, adjust the app settings and review your previous sessions. When you start the app it will sound a tone to let you know that the app has been activated. If you start the app in manual mode, it can take several seconds for the app to recieve signals from the
If you have the sound option switched on, the app will beep to tell you to speed up or to slow down. The app has 3 separate sounds. It plays a slow beep when you are under your desired speed and a fast beep when you have exceeded your desired speed. If you are using the speed window option, the app will give a different beep to let you know that you have reached your desired speed window. When you are at your desired speed the app is silent, so if it is not making any sounds, you know that you are going at the speed you want to be going. The audible alerts can be set to beep based on your current speed or your actual speed.
Each of the first four settings is an on/off setting. A blue button means the setting is on and a red button means the setting is off.
Horse Name - In order to record sessions and display them later you should enter a horse name. You can group your data via horse name and analyse sessions for each horse.
Session Name - Each horse can have multiple session names. These can be used to identify training sessions or competition sessions, or if you are using the app at a competition, you can enter the competition name and class name here. The app adds a date and time stamp to the session in order to differentiate between different sessions with the same name.
Target Speed - Enter the speed you want to be travelling at (in Metres per Minute or Kilometers per Hour) here.
Speed Window - Enter a speed window if you don't want the phone to be alerting you constantly to over/under speed. For example, you might set a target speed of 500mpm with a speed window of 20mpm. The app will then beep with the underspeed alert up to 480mpm (500-20) and will then stay silent until you reach 520mpm (500+20) at which point you will hear the over-speed alert. You will also get a different alert when you have reached the speed window and then the phone will go silent until your speed goes above or below the window.
Sound - Press the sound setting to switch sound on or off.
Record - Press the record setting to switch record on or off. If you have record set on the app will record all of your speeds and distances in each of your sessions (runs) and you can review this data later.
Auto Start - If you have auto start set on, you need to also input the virtual start line and finish line. The auto start function allows you to tag a virtual start and finish. Once tagged you can press start and the app goes in to "listening mode". When you come within 30m of the start line the app switches in to "active mode" and you get an alert to tell you that the app is active. When you leave the start zone, the app starts recording your speed and providing audible alerts if you have sound switched on.
Vibrate - Instead of audible alerts (beeps) you can set the phone to vibrate by setting the vibrate option on. If you have the sound and vibrate options on, the app will both beep and vibrate to alert you of your speed.
Auto Lock on Start - If you switch this option on, the app will lock the screen when you press the "Start" button. This is designed to avoid accidentally stopping the app or pausing it if you happen to bump the screen. In order to unlock the screen, you simply move the slide bar across as you woudl to unlock the phone normally.
Speed Display - You can switch the phone between Meters per Minute (MPM) or Kilometers per Hour (KPH) depending on your preference. Changing this setting will also change the setting on graphs and the data table. Switching this option will affect all the display of all of your data, regardless of whether it was recorded at MPM or KPH. The raw data is not affected, this option simply changes how the data is displayed.
Audible Alert/Vibrate - Pressing this option sets the alerts to be based on either either "Actual speed" or "Average speed".
Input Start/Stop Locations - Pressng this button takes you to another screen which uses the phones native maps to find your current location and allows you to tag a virtual start and stop area.
Date Format - You can change the date/time stamp on sessions to display in either DD/MM/YYYY, or MM/DD/YYYY depending on your preference.
There are 2 methods of tagging the start and stop positions.
Method 1. Physically go to each location and press the relevant button (Start or Stop) and then press "Mark Current" and the system will record your current location as the start or stop position.
Method 2. If you are happy that the map is accurate enough you can press the start button to highlight it and then hold your finger on the map at the location you want to be the start location for more than 2 seconds and the start pin will appear on the map. The same applies for the stop position. if you are unsure which is which, you can press the pin and it will pop up either start position or stop position.
From the main screen, pressing the session data button will take you to a list of your recorded training or competition sessions. When you select one of these sessions you will be able to see the data in either a table or in graph form. Every minute, the table shows you whether you were behind time or ahead of time, based on your average speed.
If you were ahead of time the table shows a green background. If you were behind time the table shows a red background.
You can choose to see the data in graph form and you hae a choice of either Actual speed, Average speed or a combined graph with Actual and Average speeds.
You can also delete sessions from here.
The sharing screen allows you to set up sharing with any of the following:
Facebook. In order to share on Facebook you will need to have a Facebook account set up. The first time you switch on Facebook sharing you will be asked for your Facebook userid and password. You will also be asked who you want to share your session data with (public, friends, just yourself)
Twitter. In order to share your session data on Twitter you will need to have a Twitter account set up.
Email. When you share your session data via Email, you will need to enter the recipients email address in the box provided. Sharing data via email sends your selected sessions as CSV files, which can be opened and analysed in Excel.